We are a social entrepreneur program for kids. We teach kids to change the world!
Our mission is to inspire middle school kids to discover what is truly meaningful to them – and empower them with the skills to put their ideas into action.
Each day of the program, the kids meet an inspiring entrepreneur who is working to make the world a better place, and are taught business skills to create a business or project of their own. These real-life heroes work with the kids to teach them the skills they need to become entrepreneurs themselves.
Entrepreneurs are chosen based on the students' interests and have included those who are working in health clinics in Sierra Leone, building houses to create a middle class in West Africa, starting a fashion line supported by an incubator lab, launching a national food truck line heavily promoted on social media, market research for a ground breaking new educational product, and a National Geographic photographer's studio.
To date our kids are creating accessory lines to help fund public schools, creating headbands for health care in Sierra Leone, making organic dog treats and apps for pets, and creating tutoring, senior citizen outreach, and anti-bullying social programs.
Kids learn leadership, entrepreneurial, and innovation skills that will better prepare them to thrive in the global economy of their future. Throughout the year, TBDG kids are invited to workshops on advance business skills training, mentoring and learning from those who are changing the world as they work on their projects, and are part of a community of support.
Funded by Philadelphia, PA (May 2016)